Claudia is trained in Gottman Couple Therapy Levels 1, 2, and 3, and in Schema Therapy for Couples. She offers couples a safe space where the problems in the couple are the focus, not the personality of either partner. Claudia maintains a neutral stance by not taking sides, while the ultimate goal is to identify damaging patterns between the partners. Gradually, the couple learns and practises hand-picked therapeutic strategies that foster new adaptive ways for the couple to communicate and eventually reconnect.
Gottman Couple Therapy
Developed by John and Julie Gottman
Decades of observing and working with thousands of couples
The most efficient evidence-based therapy approach to date
The influence of our past in our current relationships
Couple Therapy Structure
Couple Therapy with Claudia is structured and typically comprises an assessment over two sessions of 1-1.5 hours each, the completion of an online set of questionnaires for each partner, a 1-hour feedback session, and subsequent weekly or fortnightly treatment sessions of 1.5 hours.
Sometimes, couples prefer to immerse into intensive couple therapy for various reasons, such as time or location limitations, problems that need urgent attending to, affairs, addictions, or simply to address the tension veil that affects the family dynamics at home. Intensive therapy usually lasts between 2 and 4 days, with two three-hour blocks per day (eg. 8:30 – 11:30am, and 12:30 – 3:30pm). This needs to be organised and paid in advance, as Claudia needs to block entire days.
Online Couple Therapy
During the current Covid-19 times of social distancing, quarantine, and circuit breaking, couples face additional challenges that make it difficult to navigate these times. For those couples who can source time for couple therapy, this is the ideal opportunity to get started from the comfort of home. Whether to help navigate these tough times smoothly, or to help with relationship problems that are enduring, I’m here to help. Our world is moving fast and online platforms are now easily facilitating online couple therapy. Couples who start online marriage counselling share that within 20minutes they forget the therapist is not right in front of them physically. For the fist online session, I will allocate about 20 minutes on top of the session, just to make sure that we are all set up for therapy (eg. making sure that audio/video works well, troubleshoot couple set-up).